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Day Bag

Day Bag - BO331B

This pattern makes an everyday, functional handbag which can be made in endless variations**. It includes an optional flap and a zippered closure.

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As with the Small and Large Totes, you will learn the fundamentals of making handbags as well as how to vary the original pattern to create your own designs (by varying the straps, handles, rings etc, or adding a flap to the bag).

You'll also learn how to make a zip closure at the top of the bag. (The zip closure requires intermediate sewing skills, but the rest of the bag is BEGINNERS level).

The Pattern includes a flap pattern, and can be made as a satchel.

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Bag size: 27 x 18 x 8cm

Design Variations

The zippered closure on the Day Bag provides
extra security in the bag.
It's a good stepping stone to more
advanced bag-making techniques.

Make the bag without it a few times
before you try this if you are a beginner...
AND THEN TRY IT!!

This is the Day Bag as a satchel.
The flap has been lengthened
and has grommet (large eyelet)
detailing.
The strap is adjustable and
there is a zippered closure at the 
top of the bag.

See more details of this bag here

Add O-rings to the straps

This bag has medium-light
interfacing and light
(630) fusible wadding

to give structure to the body of the bag.
It has a
Template Plastic Base.

Wide bamboo handles are added to this
designer print fabric bag.

This bag has medium-heavy
interfacing and medium
(640) fusible wadding

to give "stand-up" structure
to the body of the bag.
It has Vilene S520, template plastic and purse feet in the base.

Flat o-rings are used
in the straps and as a
closure on this handbag.

Instructions include how
to bring in the side seams
to make this shape.

This bag has medium-heavy
interfacing and light
(630)fusible wadding

to give structure
to the body of the bag.
It has
Vilene S520, template
plastic
and purse feet
in the base.

This bag has applique'
and couching
detail on it.

It has medium-light interfacing
and Vilene S520 to give it rigid structure.
There is also Vilene S520
used as "boning" to re-enforce the seams
and
polyester boning to make the straps hold their shape.

Polypropylene webbing
is used for straps on
this handbag made
from Japanese fabric.
Buttons are used as
decorative trim.

This bag has medium-light interfacing
and medium
(640) fusible wadding

to give "stand-up" structure to the
body of the bag.

It has Vilene S520, template plastic and purse feet in the base
.

Use a wide strap on
each side to attach
wide bamboo handles.

This bag has medium-light
interfacing
to give
light
structure to the body
of the bag.
It also has a t
emplate
plastic b
ase.

See Instructions on how
to bring in the side seams
to make a "Gladstone" shape.
Use plastic handles instead
of a strap.
Add a flap and lengthen
the strap to make a satchel

This bag has medium-light
interfacing
and a
template plastic base.

Narrow and lengthen
the straps, and set
them wide apart.

This bag is made from
heavy
cotton moleskin.

It only has
interfacing
in the facing and a t
emplate plastic base.

This satchel style Day Bag has Fast2Fuse to make it
more rigid and box-like.
It is made of handwoven Irish tweed with
applique' spirals in a contrasting tweed.

Instructions on how to use Fast2Fuse for
bagmaking are available with purchase.


**Please note: Design Variations refers to ways to alter the straps, flaps and bag body. Patterns do not include instructions for the applique', embroidery or other embellishments on the bags displayed on these pages.


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